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The Inner Life of the Dying Person

by Allan Kellehear Columbia University Press (May 27, 2014)

This unique book recounts the experience of facing one’s death solely from the dying person’s point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access...

Hospice Social Work

by Dona J. Reese Columbia University Press (January 08, 2013)

This is the first book to explore the history, characteristics, and challenges of hospice social work, incorporating leading research into an underlying framework for practice and care. A longtime hospice social...

Dying, Death, and Bereavement in Social Work Practice: Decision Cases for Advanced Practice

by Terry A. Wolfer & Vicki M. Runnion Columbia University Press (July 03, 2008)

Practitioners who work with clients at the end of their lives face difficult decisions concerning the client's self-determination, the kind of death he or she will have, and the prolongation of life. They must...

Endnotes: An Intimate Look at the End of Life

by Ruth E. Ray Columbia University Press (June 30, 2008)

In the summer of 1996, Ruth Ray, a gerontologist in her forties, befriended an eighty-two-year-old man suffering from Parkinson's. The two remained close until the end of his life, sharing stories and memories...

Living With Dying: A Handbook for End-of-Life Healthcare Practitioners

by Joan Berzoff & Phyllis R. Silverman Columbia University Press (August 04, 2004)

Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in...

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century: A Social Work Perspective

by Virginia E. Richardson & Amanda S. Barusch Columbia University Press (December 07, 2005)

Gerontological Practice for the Twenty-first Century meets the need for state-of-the-art information on practice approaches with older patients that are age-specific and empirically based, blend "micro" and...

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work

by Ann M. Callahan Columbia University Press (January 31, 2017)

Many hospice social workers must address spiritual issues with their clients, but do not feel competent to do so effectively. This targeted volume draws upon multidisciplinary theory and research to advance...

Dying: A Transition

by Monika Renz, John Peck & Mark Kyburz Columbia University Press (October 06, 2015)

A critical success in Europe, this book offers a process-based, patient-centered approach to palliative care that substantiates an indication-oriented treatment and radical reconsideration of our transition...